City opens shelter, warming stations for residents without power

Published on February 15, 2021

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Updated Feb. 19 at 9:19 a.m. 

The Fort Worth Convention Center is available 24/7 until Friday morning. Shelter operations will move to other sites after that time. View updated plans.

Anyone needing the shelter will need to self-transport to the Convention Center and enter through the Houston Street entrance. The location is 1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

  • COVID-19  screening will take place before entering the building and COVID-19 protocols will be in place. 
  • Cots will be provided. People should bring their own blankets.
  • Food will not be provided.
  • Restrooms will be available, but there will not be facilities for showers.
  • City-owned convention center parking garages and on-street metered parking are available at no charge. Garages are available on Commerce and Houston Streets.

The city also has additional warming stations available for anyone who needs to have a warm place to go. The stations below will operate from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday.

Worth Heights Community Center

3551 New York Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76110

817-392-8722

Notes:  Warming center only.  No snacks or cots.

Handley Meadowbrook Community Center

6201 Beaty St, Fort Worth, TX 76112

817-392-2830

Notes:  Warming center only.  No snacks or cots.

Diamond Hill Community Center

1701 NE 36th St, Fort Worth, TX 76106

817-392-5485

Notes:  Warming center only.  No snacks or cots.

North Tri-Ethnic Community Center

Closed Friday.

Summerglen Library

Closed Friday.

Southwest Community Center

6300 Welch Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76133

Notes:  Warming center only.  No snacks or cots.

 

Arrangements have been made to allow residents using the warming stations (including the Convention Center) to bring their pets. The pets will be placed in a temporary container while at the station. For safety reasons they cannot move around the facility.

This is a list of city-operated facilities. For a list of other organizations and businesses offering warming stations, visit the closure page 

For additional information about city services, visit the closure page or call 817-392-1234.